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Manuel Salvat

Paysage d´angle „mit Peitscherei“

Installation Views

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2010

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2010

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2010

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2010

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Manuel Salvat at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2010

Photo: Manuel Salvat, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Digital print on Epson Foto Premium Satin 250gr<br>Edition 1/20 \n50 x 50 cm \nPhoto: Manuel Salvat

Untitled, 2009

Digital print on Epson Foto Premium Satin 250gr
Edition 1/20 50 x 50 cm Photo: Manuel Salvat

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Loercher is very pleased to present the first solo show of French artist Manuel Salvat in Berlin.
„Since the late 1990s, Manuel Salvat’s work has focused on the idea of the city: conceiving of the urban fabric as a proliferating organism, Salvat selects diverse architectural elements and presents them for our view. The resulting multilayered work offers the viewer numerous points of access“, writes Angèle Assia 2007 in the catalogue. (Catalogue: Manuel Salvat, au travers, Musée de Gap, 2007. Text translated by Ann O’Connor).

“I like to play art with sculpture,” said Manuel Salvat in an interview with Gilla Loercher in 2010. A true key phrase for understanding his artistic intentions.

“The history of an object doesn't matter to me, I just see the peculiarity of its shape. I am only interested in an object because of its specific shape and the aesthetics it contains. I do not judge its value or its function, I do not judge in my work the quality, the ugliness or the importance that is ascribed to the object. I'm only interested in the shape. I don't want to give the objects a new meaning“, he said.
For the exhibition „Paysage d´angle ‘mit Peitscherei‘“, the artist Manuel Salvat, who lives in the south of France, was inspired by the literary work of the American science fiction and screenwriter Philip K. Dick. Salvat visualizes references that in a certain way illustrate the correspondence between Philip K. Dick’s world and Manuel Salvat’s world: extreme fragility of reality, replicas of forms and objects that claim autonomy and suddenly develop a parallel life to their models.